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Jul 28, 2015

Two suspected MERS cases being probed in northern England

Health officials were investigating two suspected cases of the Middle Eastern respiratory virus syndrome (MERS) on Monday at a hospital in northern England that briefly closed its emergency department. The two suspected patients at Manchester Royal Infirmary were placed in isolation, but there was ...

Airstrikes, fighting rages across Yemen amid 'humanitarian pause'

Jul 28, 2015

Airstrikes, fighting rages across Yemen amid 'humanitarian pause'

The Saudi-led coalition launched new airstrikes in at least two Yemeni provinces on Monday, piercing a humanitarian pause that started at midnight the previous day, security officials said. The U.S.-backed coalition of mainly Gulf Arab countries has been waging an air campaign since March ...

Jul 27, 2015

U.S., Turkey seek to establish 'Islamic State-free zone'

The United States and Turkey are finalizing plans for a military campaign to push the Islamic State out of a strip of land along the Syrian border, deepening efforts to halt the extremists’ advances. A U.S. official said the creation of an “Islamic State-free ...

North, marking end of Korean War, issues warning to U.S.

Jul 27, 2015

North, marking end of Korean War, issues warning to U.S.

As the country marked Monday’s anniversary of the armistice that ended fighting in the Korean War more than six decades ago, North Korean officials warned the United States that another war on the Korean Peninsula will leave no Americans alive to sign a surrender ...

Awash in arms, Afghans push to ban toy guns

Jul 27, 2015

Awash in arms, Afghans push to ban toy guns

The weapons of Afghanistan’s long decades of war can be seen almost everywhere, from the burned-out hulks of Soviet tanks to the Kalashnikov assault rifles slung over policemen’s shoulders and helicopter gunships roaring overhead. It should be no surprise then that young children play ...

Clinton eyes comprehensive shift to wind, solar power

Jul 27, 2015

Clinton eyes comprehensive shift to wind, solar power

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton called on Sunday for a dramatic national shift to energy sources such as solar and wind, setting a goal of generating enough clean renewable energy to power every U.S. home within a decade after she takes office. Clinton, ...